KTV hostess who blinded colleague with stiletto heel during fight gets 16 months' jail

A former KTV hostess who kicked her colleague's face with her 14.5cm-long stiletto heel, causing her left eyeball to pop out, was sentenced to 16 months' jail today (Nov 10).

Siti Zahara Afifi Abdul Karim, 28, was also ordered to compensate the victim, Nur Lena Rahmat, 30, with $5,923 for her medical bills, reports The Straits Times.

Siti Zahara admitted to causing grievous hurt to her former colleague through a rash act to endanger the personal safety of others.

The incident happened at around 3am on Oct 8, 2015 at Club One KTV Boutique at Jalan Sultan.

Siti Zahara and Nur Lena had gotten into an argument that led to a scuffle, causing both of them to fall to the floor.

Siti Zahara continuously kicked Nur Lena in the face with her stiletto heels.

Nur Lena felt the heel hit her eyelid twice before it entered her eye and dislodged her eyeball.

She was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for treatment where her left eye was removed and an orbital implant was done.

The argument had been over a set of braces that Siti Zahara had gotten that were paid for by her ex-boyfriend who is Nur Lena's friend.

After the relationship ended, Nur Lena's friend wanted to continue paying for the braces despite Nur Lena urging him not to.

Siti Zahar, represented by Mr Wilbur Lim from the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme, was allowed to start her sentence on Nov 23.

Bail of $10,000 was allowed.